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HR2x Networking 101

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Greg Alsobrook, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. Greg Alsobrook

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    Why should I network my HD-DVR?

    1. Media Share:

    By networking your HD-DVR, you can play music, photos, & videos from your PC:
    -Media Share

    Note: Your PC does not have to be a Viiv PC

    2. DIRECTV On Demand:

    You can then use DIRECTV on Demand to download movies and programs to your HD DVR:
    -DoD Overview
    -DoD FAQ

    Note: DVR service must be enabled to have DIRECTV on Demand (VOD).

    3. DIRECTV2PC:

    And finally, you can stream content from your HD-DVR to your PC using the DIRECTV2PC software:
    -DIRECTV2PC

    Note: This software is still in Beta testing.
     
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    There are three ways to network your HD-DVR.

    1. Hardwire

    Simply run a Cat-5 (Ethernet) cable directly from your HR2x to your router or modem.

    2. Powerline Adapter

    DIRECTV offers an "Ethernet-Over-Powerline" Networking kit.

    To order the Internet Connection Kit:

    1. Log on to “My Account”.
    2. Click “My Setup” at the top of the page.
    3. Click “Add Kits & Equipment”.
    4. Select “Internet Connection Kit”.

    3. Wireless adapter

    There are many wireless solutions available to network your HR2x. DIRECTV and the HR2x series officially support the Linksys Wireless-N Game Adapters: WGA600N and WET610N.


    -To view the DIRECTV Home Networking Self Installation guide, click Here.

    -For more wireless options, detailed information, or for troubleshooting, see this thread: Step-by-Step Router/Bridge/HR2x Network Configuration Doc
     
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    DBSTalk has an entire forum dedicated to DIRECTV on Demand located here.

    Here are the channels currently offered by DIRECTV on Demand (as of 01/04/09):

    [table="head;width=29em]Channel | Channel # | Channel | Channel #
    DOD Home | 1000 | Logo |1272 |
    A&E | 1265 | Military | 1287 |
    Adult Swim | 1886 | MTV | 1331 |
    AMC | 1254 | MTV2 | 1333 |
    Animal Planet | 1282 | MTV3 | 1416 |
    Anime | 1889 | Nat Geo | 1276 |
    BET | 1329 | Nick | 1300 |
    Bloomberg | 1353 | HSN | 1240 |
    Boomerang | 1298 | Noggin | 1301 |
    BTN | 1610 | Players | 1890 |
    Cartoon Network | 1296 | Planet Green | 1286 |
    CMT | 1327 | S4 Kids | 1826 |
    CNN | 1202 | S4 Fitness | 1827 |
    Comedy Central | 1249 | S4 Learning | 1828 |
    Concert | 1829 | Science | 1284 |
    Disc Health | 1279 | Showtime | 1537 |
    Discovery | 1278 | SKI | 1860 |
    Disc Kids | 1294 | Speed | 1607 |
    E! | 1236 | Spike | 1241 |
    Encore | 1526 | Sprout | 1295 |
    EuroCinema | 1802 | Starz | 1520 |
    Film Festival | 1803 | Style Network | 1235 |
    Flix | 1547 | Sundace | 1549 |
    FMC | 1258 | TBS | 1247 |
    Food Network | 1231 | TCM | 1256 |
    Fox Reality | 1250 | The 101 | 1101 |
    Fuel | 1612 | The N | 1303 |
    Fuse | 1339 | TLC | 1280 |
    FX | 1248 | TMC | 1544 |
    G4 | 1310 | TNT | 1245 |
    Golf | 1605 | Top Movies | 1100 |
    Gospel Music | 1338 | Travel | 1277 |
    HGTV | 1229 | truTV | 1246 |
    History | 1269 | VH1 | 1335 |
    HSN | 1240 | VH1 Classic | 1337 |
    ID | 1285 | VS | 1603 |
    IFC Free | 1550 | We | 1260 |
    [/table]
     
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    DBSTalk's First Look on DIRECTV2PC can be found here.

    For DIRECTV2PC discussion and troubleshooting, check here.
     
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